Erica Cleveland MS, LPC
Erica Cleveland is a psychotherapist and the Founder of Mindful Transformations Counseling Center (2 locations: Spring and Tomball, Texas). Erica was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She started her journey after graduating from Sam Houston State University where she majored in Elementary Education. Although Erica thought that was her destiny, she did not know that was not her last stop. She pursued a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University and accepted a school counseling position. As the years went by, her passion to counsel continued to grow for all people. Erica began to work in private practice and was a part of the clinical team at Kingwood Pines Hospital. Working in a variety of counseling roles for the last 18 years has allowed Erica to effectively work with a wide range of groups, children, seniors, adolescents, teens,couples and families in anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, self-esteem and anger management. Erica is clinically licensed through the Licensed Professional Counselors Board in The State of Texas. Erica actively participates in panels, seminars and speaks to various groups and organizations. Not only does she enjoy educating and bringing awareness about mental health; she also speaks on the importance of self-love and maximizing your full potential in life. During Erica’s free time, she loves to spend time with her family by watching movies and playing board games.
“I love being a part of my client's transformation and growth and helping them achieve their fondest desires.”
Making the decision to get help for your mental wellbeing is incredibly important and brave. I am here to support and assist you on your path to a better, more fulfilled life. I have almost ten years of mental health experience in a variety of settings which has led me to take a person centered holistic approach to therapy in which we consider all aspects of your life.
I am passionate about working with individuals with disordered eating and body image disturbances. I have extensive experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, and stress. I am continuously learning about the treatment and effects of trauma and keeping up to date with evidence-based practices including working on becoming a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
I have a special interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and apply it in my practice regularly. Through ACT, I can help you learn to experience your emotions and thoughts in a different way, so you are no longer struggling with them. Each person is unique and I am familiar with several different approaches to therapy and will tailor your sessions to what you are currently experiencing.
I graduated from Case Western Reserve University with my Masters of Social Science Administration, which is equivalent to a Masters of Social Work, and have obtained my LMSW. I am under the supervision of a LCSW-S.
I am excited to get to meet you and work collaboratively to achieve your goals so you can live a life of meaning and purpose!
My goal in counseling is to meet each client where they are, with compassion, empathy, and when appropriate, a little bit of laughter. I genuinely believe each person deserves the chance to be seen where they are currently at. Together, we can begin to grow and create lasting change. My personal passion is helping others realize their strengths and guiding them as they navigate their way to a happier, healthier lifestyle through whatever counseling style that may be. My passion is working with children, teens, and young adults struggling to find their place in life.
I graduated from the Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Psychology and Elementary Education in 2007 and Master of Education in Community and School Counseling in 2010. Currently, and for many years, I have worked as a special education teacher and counselor working with younger children with developmental delays and I believe this has made me a stronger counselor. I have experience with individual, family and group therapy. I have worked in a variety of settings including group homes, outpatient and inpatient treatment centers. I worked for any years in an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital dealing with many high-risk situations and can handle crisis well.
I have spent my time working with a variety of clients suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, as well as those with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Viki Is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings. She graduated from Sam Houston State with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Masters of Education in Counseling. Viki’s therapeutic orientation is cognitive-behavioral; however, because therapy is unique to each person, she pulls from a variety of other modalities to help clients meet their needs. Viki’s goal is to work collaboratively and facilitate your journey to a healthier and happier life.
Destiny is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate under the supervision of Cynthia R. Carter, MS, LPC, LMFT.
She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences. After experiencing counseling for herself, Destiny had a growing interest in mental health and wanted to impact others by helping them heal, which started her journey in the field of therapy. She obtained her Master’s degree in Human Sciences from Prairie View A&M University.
Before obtaining her license, Destiny worked at Mindful Transformations as a practicum student. During that time, she helped clients with a wide range of concerns including self-esteem, anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship issues, and LGBTQIA+ affirming/ sexual identity issues. Destiny takes an individualized, client-centered approach and aims to meet each client where they are. Most often, she uses Solution-Focused, Emotion Focused, and Multigenerational Family Therapy techniques to help clients get to the root of their problems and motivate them to make positive changes for the future.
Sonya White is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 7 years of counseling experience. She has worked with a diverse population of clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, relationship conflict, grief/loss, anger management, depression and low self-esteem. She's also worked with clients who have experienced sexual trauma and/or abuse. She's worked in an outpatient psychiatric setting and done work with group, family as well as individual therapy.
Sonya's style is directive, goal-oriented, and focused on coping skills. She is eclectic with the techniques she uses and offers a holistic approach to psychotherapy.
Casey is a Licensed Master Social Worker with four years of experience in the mental health field in a variety of settings. She is currently being supervised in order to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has obtained both a Bachelor of Science in Psychology as well as a Master’s in Social Work from The Ohio State University with a focus on Human Development and Family Science. No matter the setting,she focuses on the holistic view of the person - taking the family, community, and larger overall view into consideration.
Therapeutically, Casey has worked with individuals, families, and groups. She has a passion for helping children, adolescents, and young adults. Casey utilizes an eclectic approach with various techniques making sure to meet each client where they are at so that they can find their happiest, healthiest self. She has experience working with a variety of concerns including mood disorders, substance use disorders, family and relationship issues, clients with a history of abuse and trauma, and gender and sexuality concerns. She is committed to creating a safe space for all clients to facilitate their growth and healing.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Child Development and a Masters degree in Social Work. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and currently being supervised by Brittany Woodley, LCSW-S to obtain my Clinical Social Work License. My career as a Social Worker began while working at the Department of Family and Protective Services, working with families being investigated for reported abuse and neglect. During this time I provided families with resources which afforded them the necessary support to strengthen their families. I also have a background in working with geriatric clients, providing emotional support, case management in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice and outpatient geriatric care. Throughout my career I began to interact with families that lacked the skills to build on their own strengths. This is where I cultivated my passion to help others. I believe when people are given the support they need to draw on their own strengths they are able to develop and move toward their aspirations. I use a therapeutic approach to evaluate each person within their environment, provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I provide individual and family therapy for adolescents, adults and older adults. My expertise include: stress, anxiety and depression, crisis intervention, effective coping, life transitions, family/relationship issues, and personal growth. My goal is building relationships with my clients which is a significant part of healing and for my clients to reach their full potential.
My name is Raashida El-Scari and I am from Kansas City, Missouri. I have over 8 years of experience in the mental health/social services field. I graduated with Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and minor in Social Work and Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi in 2007 and 2010. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in three states including Texas. My speciality areas are Domestic Violence education and general mental health. I have worked with diverse populations in various settings. I believe in this work and the beauty that can come from a therapeutic journey! Healing takes time so let's work together to make it happen. I look forward to working with you.
Lauren Stanley is a student at Adams State University and student intern at Mindful Transformations Counseling Center. Lauren was born in Southeast Texas and attended Sam Houston State University where she acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. She is currently in her second year as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s student and looks forward to working with individuals from all walks of life. Her philosophy is that when an individual is given the time, space, and care they need, their natural potential to self-actualize and find meaning emerges. During Lauren’s free time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and playing video games.
My name is Dawn Savage. I am a graduate student at Letourneau University working on my Masters in Counseling. I will graduate in December of 2023 with a focus in Couples Therapy and Trauma. My passion is to help couples and individuals find their inner peace within themselves by listening to them and learning where they are now, where they have been in the past, and where they see themselves in the future. I want to help my clients learn to grow and know that they are loved and learn how to love
My name is Carolina, I am a LPC-Associate, Supervised by Cynthia Horwitz, M.S., LPC-S. Taking the step to seek healing can be very challenging and scary, so I am proud of you for getting this far and reading this. I firmly believe that all human beings are worthy of living a life that feels peaceful and fulfilling, and I am here to help you figure out what that can look like for you. Life is full of uncertainties and challenges - whether you are struggling with your self-esteem, traumatic experiences, relationships or life transitions, I am committed to providing you with the empowerment and tools necessary to help you find the answers that have always existed within you.
I specialize in working with teenagers and adults with various concerns. In therapy, I value and emphasize empathy, trust and a genuine therapeutic relationship. My goal is to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can feel comfortable exploring your struggles. My office is a safe space for you regardless of your gender identity, sexual orientation, race, and background. Come as you are, I will be honored to be a part of your journey.
Nicalondria “Nikki” Kelley is a Certified School Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate under the supervision of Efrain Uribe, LPC-S. She has over 6 years of counseling experience with children, adolescents and adults in public education, private practice and behavioral health settings. She has worked with clients in areas ranging from anxiety, depression, anger management, behavior disorders, grief/loss, relationship conflict and low self-esteem.
She strongly believes that you can learn a lot from a child and/or adolescent through play and focuses her style of therapy using cognitive behavior and coping skills.
I am a native Houstonian, with over 30 years working in education. I am married with two adult children and will be adding to my client base upon retirement in June of 2024. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate with over 900 hours of clinical experience. I currently enjoy working with individuals, couples and young adults wanting to change their way of thinking and coping with difficult situations, relationships and life experiences.
My soul is fed helping others, and I am beyond blessed to be able to do this work at Mindful Transformations. It is my mission to guide you to a healthier mindset that will enable you to navigate life's peaks and valleys. Every person's experience is different and unique and will be treated as such through therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution Focused, but more importantly, the modality that fits your needs and guides you to be your best self.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate supervised by Victoria Varga, LPC-S. I have a Bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master's degree from Lamar University in Counseling and Development. Currently, I am working as a school counselor, and I have over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, and teens.
I look forward to working with you on your therapeutic journey towards complete wellness.